stork

noun \ ˈstȯrk \

Definition of stork

:any of various large wading birds (family Ciconiidae) chiefly of Asia, Africa, and South America that have long stout bills and are related to the ibises and herons

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Origin and Etymology of stork

Middle English, from Old English storc; akin to Old High German storah stork and probably to Old English stearc stiff — more at stark


STORK Defined for English Language Learners

stork

noun

Definition of stork for English Language Learners

  • : a large bird that has long legs and a long bill and neck


STORK Defined for Kids

stork

noun \ ˈstȯrk \

Definition of stork for Students

:a large wading bird that has a long heavy bill and long legs and builds large nests usually in trees or on the top of roofs and poles


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